Mesotherapy is a Medical Specialty, which is capable of treating hundreds of conditions. In the USA, BIM is the only program which provides comprehensive training in Mesotherapy. The BIM offers Basic, Advance and Private training programs.
Dr. Lionel Bissoon ? is recognized as the true pioneer of Mesotherapy in the USA. He has been recognized for his pioneering efforts in multiple publications. Prior to August 2003, few people had heard about Mesotherapy. After ABC 20/20 aired a segment on Mesotherapy featuring Dr. Bissoon, the interest in Mesotherapy mushroomed. Many programs "popped up" over night attempting to train physicians to fill the void. Many of these courses range from ? day to 2 days. These courses offer everything from Mesotherapy to Botox to Restylane.
If you are considering implementing Mesotherapy into your practice, we recommend you consider the most comprehensive training program in the country. The classes are limited in size to less than thirty. We train a small amount of doctors every year and we can authoritatively state they are the best trained physicians in the USA. If you value your education, your patients, your knowledge, your skills and most importantly your license then you need to train with the Bissoon Institute of Mesotherapy.
Source : mesotherapy.com
Mesotherapy introduces microscopic quantities of homeopathic medications, traditional pharmaceuticals, vitamins, mineral and amino acids into the skin to treat a variety of conditions. All medications are selected for the specific condition being treated. For example, the emphysema medication Aminophyilline is used to treat cellulite because it's been proven to break down fat, as has Isoproternol. Both medications work to achieve the same purpose in different ways, which is why the medications are often combined. (To learn more about medications used in Mesotherapy, see Chapter 5 of The Cellulite Cure.)
The needles used in Mesotherapy are very short and thin. For white skin, a 4 mm needle is recommended, and for black skin, a 6 mm needle is used so the doctor can deliver the medications to the right depth. By definition any medication injected into the skin, fat or tissues of Mesoderm (middle layer of skin) is considered Mesotherapy. (To learn more about your skin's anatomy, see Chapter 2 of The Cellulite Cure.)
The advantages of injecting medication into the skin/fat include the elimination of side effects and contra-indications. Intolerance to a medication is often triggered by factors such as dose and the body's ability to break down and excrete the product. In many cases, formerly intolerant patients can tolerate a medication in Mesotherapeutic form.
As discussed in The Cellulite Cure, once the medication is delivered, the body is stimulated to heal itself. And because the target areas are directly reached, smaller amounts of medication are needed and the effects of Mesotherapy are instantaneous. Micro-injections are relatively painless, and the potential side effects limited to:
- Burning that can last 15-20 minutes.
- Minor swelling that can last 1-5 days (this can vary with some patients).
- Minor soreness that can last several days.
- Minor skin discoloration, which resolves on its own, or can be treated with chemical peels to remove it quickly.
- A slight risk of infection (which may occur whenever an injection is administered).
Prior to a Mesotherapy session, Dr. Bissoon identifies and maps the area to be treated. Once the area is mapped, the site is cleansed with alcohol, and the patient placed on the treatment table before micro-injections are given. When treating cellulite, mapping is extremely important, since most cellulite will disappear when lying down, making it difficult for the doctor to know exactly where to treat. Note: Many unskilled Mesotherapists will forego this step because they were not properly trained in the evaluation and treatment of cellulite. See the "Find a Doctor" page on this website or the resource section of The Cellulite Cure to locate a competent doctor in your area.Source : mesotherapy.com
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